In honour of Black History Month, award-winning author Catherine Johnson recounts the early life of Olaudah Equiano. Born in what is now Nigeria in 1745, Equiano’s peaceful childhood was brought to an abrupt end when he was captured and enslaved aged 11. He spent much of the next ten years of his life at sea, … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Journey Back to Freedom: The Olaudah Equiano Story’ By Catherine Johnson
Book Review of ‘Carrie Soto is Back’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It's is 1994. Carrie Soto watches on as 17-year-old Nikki Chan meets Ingrid Cortez in the final of the US Open. As the game is won, Carrie Soto, winner of twenty Grand Slam titles, makes the life-changing decision to step out of retirement to defend her record. And just like that... Carrie Soto is back. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Carrie Soto is Back’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Book Review of ‘All Good People Here’ by Ashley Flowers
In the interests of full disclosure, let me first state that I'm a HUGE fan of Crime Junkie, Ashley Flowers' award-winning true crime podcast. She's got a knack of telling you about a crime in such a way that you feel right at the centre of it. I went into this book knowing that she's … Continue reading Book Review of ‘All Good People Here’ by Ashley Flowers
Book Review of ‘Small Miracles’ by Anne Booth
A lovely warm hug of a novel.
Book Review of ‘Bad Fruit’ by Ella King
Summary A good mother. Or a good liar? 17-year-old Lily is mama’s girl, mama’s doll. Every evening she pours Mama a glass of perfectly spoilt orange juice. She arranges her teddy bears on teh bed, just so. She reapplies the yellow make-up that Mama likes her to wear. But Mama’s love flies so close to … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Bad Fruit’ by Ella King
Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney
Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice Feeney Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . . Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house … Continue reading Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney
Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz
In the fourth of Horowitz's Detective Hawthorne novels, chapter one opens with Horowitz stating, rather vehemently, that he absolutely will definitely not be penning another fly-on-the-wall crime novel about Hawthorne. It's all rather tongue-in-cheek, as readers have come to expect, and is of course a completely fabricated piece of dialogue with a completely fabricated detective. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz
Book Review of ‘Resist’ by Tom Palmer
As the brutal Second World War stretches on with no end in sight, everyday life for people in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands is perilous and full of hardship. There is very little to eat and they face the constant threat of arrest adn enslavement. After the murder of her beloved uncle and the capture of her … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Resist’ by Tom Palmer
Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater
Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Millie Partridge desperately needs a party. So, when her (handsome and charming) ex-colleague Nick invites her to a Hebridean Island for New Year’s Eve, she books her ticket North. But things go wrong the moment the ferry drops her off. The stately home is more … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater
TTT: Books that have been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. After banning myself from requesting any more books on NetGalley in January (unless, of course, I absolutely NEED to have them), I'm slowly working my way through my TBR (To … Continue reading TTT: Books that have been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long!